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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
:s of the first direct exposure to radiation are giving new life to nuclear fear mis-japan. the nuclear safety agency says three workers at the fukushima plant came in direct contact with radiation, two had their skin exposed. this morning smoke could still be seen rising. radiation levels in tap water have drooped, but bottled water is still being distributed to families with young children as a precaution and the human toll is still on the rides. 9700 are confirmed dead, more than 16,000 also feared missing. >> the extensive damage in japan is having an affect on car production here in the u.s. toyota is the hate e. automaker to announce that work may stop at some of its north american plants due to parts shortages. toyota is unsure which factories will shut down or for how long, but says the impact will be limited because a majority of parts for north america production come from suppliers here. >>> u.s. military officials say the coalition air strikes in will i be have effectively grounded gadhafi air forces. no libyan planeses have been detected in the air for the past 24 hours. a fuel de
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
. thousands toured the tidal basin as part of the "stand in japan" event. the festival officially begins tomorrow and runs through april tenth. you may want to go next tuesday through friday that is when the national parks' service believes it will be in bloom. >> the poor buds out there. it must be cold. >> they are tough. when they are just starting out, they will be hanging on with a gusty wind they will hang o we have cold weather. in fact, you will be scraping frost off your windshield this morning. it is down near 30. regan national at 34. it has been warmer by the bay, away from the waters, it is near freezing there as well. and as we look elsewhere, it is in the upper 20s in western maryland and parts of west virginia, and around the virginia tide water region, it is freezing. over the last 12 hours, we had the sky clearing out, starting out with the half moon in the southeastern sky this morning. and a clear sky. there is a developing storm system out in the southern plains that will be affecting our weather by the end of the weekend. right now, we have a clear sky over the wa
Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
, according to officials. it is coming from a power plant in japan after the earthquake. meanwhile, americans are being evacuated from the country, including 250 military spouses and children arrived in seattle's airport last night. a young woman from richmond, virginia, may be the first known american victim. she was last seen after the quake but person the tsunami. she had a sense of duty that americans have been known for. >>> the president the hold a bilateral meeting and press conferen conference. michelle obama toured schools. she encouraged the students to do their best in school and dream big. the first lady visited a science and art museum her two daughters. there they were entertained by dancers. a large protest in downtown santiago shouted, and burned the united states flag. similar protests are being held in el salvador. asking president obama to address drug trafficking, the food crisis and climate change. >>> it is spring. up and down we go, like a spring that is just what has been happening. yesterday morning in dulles airport, good morning. right now, 55 at reagan national. in
Mar 23, 2011 4:30am EDT
. there are reports that japan's tap water is unsap for infants. the levels are so small they don't pose any risk. meanwhile, the northern part of that country was hit by another aftershock, the 6.0 quake didn't cause any damage. the original death toll has reached 9300. >> sailors on the uss george washington have left the facility south of tokyo. the ship and crew are ready to maintain long term readiness. there are reports that the u.s. is considering evacuation due to high radiation levels. they were given i. dine pills. >>> we are dealing with showers, most passing to the north of the metro area, continuing to drift off to the east. really, no heavy rain will be causing any travel problems. and it is a chilly start. in the 40s throughout most of the region. and the temperatures are milder in the mountains. in the 50s. many locations, west virginia, and kentucky, southern indiana, it is in the 60s this morning. some of that mild air will try to makes it way, as an area of low pressure will be approaching, improving our chances for storms, there is snow in northern pennsylvania and new york ci
Mar 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
. this construction will take place overnight and should wrap up by friday of this week. >> 4:32 now. japan is again being rattled after a 6 pnts 5 magnitude quake hit overnight. 70 miles from sendai. no waves have been reported. and the warning had been called off. there are still fears over nuclear melt down. radiation levels are spiking in one reactor, and the contamination is spreading to the ocean. this morning, plant officials say radiated water inside reactor 2 climbed to 100,000 times normal levels due to a partial meltdown. >>> mayor gray will deliver the state of the district. gray has had a difficult first few months as mayor. his approval rating is at 31%. he has faced criticism for paying higher salaries than previous mayors h and accusatio accusations. >> if you plan on when you see how much you are being charged for your ride. starting today, an extra dollar every time you get in to a d.c. taxi. it is one more way soaring fuel costs are passed on the customer. cabs may be the tip of the iceberg. >> the next time you catch a cab in the district, be prepared to pay more. taxis will be a
Mar 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
with felony child abuse. >> the little girls remain in protective custoddy. >>> the disaster in japan is growing more dire. plutonium is leaking from the power plant. this could signal that reactor number three suffered a breech after the earthquake earlier this month. officials say small amounts of plutonium were found and doesn't pose a risk to humans. local authorities are testing the area. authorities stress that it is not a risk to drinking wall. in virginia, water showed no sign. authorities are urging people not to drink rain water. >>> a lot of people are concerned about the cherry blossoms. >> they will be fine. they wear little coats. yes, they are invisible, they will be fine. >> i was wondering how they kept up so l. >> they are refrigerated. at the tidal basin, it is above 30. upper 20s to 30 degree mark. elsewhere, we have temperatures in the teens, high pressure over us now, coming down from the grate lakes and evening canada, it is cold from the carolinas to new england. clouds coming in from the midwest. we will see those as we get through the the day. by 9:00, in the
Mar 3, 2011 4:30am EST
period. this year marks the 99th anniversary of japan giving the u.s. the cherry blossom trees as a gift. >>> almost the end of the regulation time now. nfl owners and players will try for one more time today to avoid a work stoppage. both sides will sit down for a tenth consecutive day. the collect it cba expires tonight. if an agreement is not reached soon, the nfl may have to begin caps link regular season game for the first i'm in more than two decades. >> to the fans, we'll get through this and our commitment is to get an agreement, a fair agreement that's good for both sides as soon as possible without any disruption to the season and we'll fully focused on that goal. >> the owners and players are still at odds on several issues including a rookie wage scale and whether to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18 games. >>> ohio is a step closer to stripping nearly 350,000 public workers of union rights. the bill is similar to the wisconsin bill that has sparked national debate. firefighter its, teachers and other state employees voiced their opposition in clup bus. the bill w
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